Conception redefined

A legal precedence has been set in Queensland but not one we can rejoice about or be proud of.  Conception has now been legally defined as referring to the implantation of the fertilised egg.  That’s right — you didn’t start you life when you actually started your life (ie when the sperm and the egg united), you started your life when you were implanted apparently.  There is little logic to this, but then, logic seems to have little to do with it.

One has to wonder “what” is actually being implanted if not a tiny growing human person?  That little person started his/her life journey when that one single sperm united with one single egg.   If ‘it’ isn’t a “conceived child” from the moment that union occurred, then why would they be implanting “it”?  Reading the news article, it sends a cold shiver down one’s spine — not only does the anti-life industry restructure the meaning and use of words in the case of euthanasia and abortion, but now we are seeing a flow-on effect in relation to the legal system.  One hesitates to wonder where society’s re-meaning of words will end.

That little child, created back in 2008 was already 3 years old when he/she was implanted but there will also be no recognition of that.